Marshmallow Memories

Note: If you thought I was a crazy dog lady before reading this post (see Instagram account) well, it might be time to declare that “thought” official…

Ummm... what the?! Xo Spot Fiori

Ummm… what the?! Xo Spot Fiori

My friend, Nomi was visiting with her daughter, Ruby this past weekend and had mentioned she received this Handprint Ornament Kit as a gift and was hoping to do the craft before Ruby’s hand got too big. I never pass up the opportunity for a good “crafternoon“, so I ordered 2 kits myself and we got down to business.

The kit contains air dry marshmallow clay, as well as all you need to DIY craft (minus the wax paper to roll on)

The kit contains air dry marshmallow clay, as well as all the tools you need to DIY this craft (minus the wax paper to roll on)

Ruby could hardly wait to get her hand on the clay. We had to knead the air bubbles out of it for a few minutes before rolling.

Ruby could hardly wait to get her lil’ hands on the clay. We had to knead the air bubbles out of it for a few minutes before rolling…

Since I have many rolling pins to choose from and know my way around rolling, we decided to forgo the enclosed rolling dowel.

Since I have a few rolling pins to choose from and know my way around rolling dough, we decided to forgo the enclosed rolling dowel and cut to the chase…

Ruby had no problems squishing her handprint into the marshmallow clay.

Ruby had no problems squishing her handprint into the marshmallow clay…

Nomi paused her hand there for a few seconds to insure a good impression.

Nomi paused her hand there for a few seconds to insure a good impression.

Next up- Spot Fiori... he wobbled a bit but didn't really protest too much.

Next up- Spot Fiori… he wobbled a bit but didn’t really protest too much.

For Hope Fiori's impression we called in the Hope Fiori whisperer, KF. She didn't even growl once!

For Hope Fiori’s paw impression we called in the “Hope Fiori whisperer”, KF. She didn’t even growl once!

I carved their names in using a toothpick but if I did this craft again, I'd wait for the marshmallow clay to dry (24 hours) and write on it with a pen or thin sharpie.

I carved their names in using a toothpick but if I did this craft again, I’d wait for the marshmallow clay to dry (24 hours) and write on it with a pen or thin sharpie since carving into marshmallow clay isn’t ideal.

This is a fun, quick, easy and relatively un-messy craft. “Marshmallow” or Air Dry Clay is available in craft stores so you don’t necessarily need to buy the whole kit. I’d maybe fine tune it a bit going forward and maybe use a square or rectangle cookie cutter rather than the circle. I’d also hand write or stamp the lettering on or around the ornament once its dry. Even though its a slight bit “messy” looking (hey, they can’t all be masterpieces 🙂 ), it also has a sweet homespun quality to it. I love it as a sweet and sentimental keepsake. Cecelia is up next for marshmallow handprinting since I bought 2 kits! Stay tuned! Xo Dani